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around, and colin kaepernick does what he does bes >> ama: president barack obama and house speaker john boehner met today to discuss the impending fiscal cliff. they're trying to find a deficit cutting deal to stop a combination of tax increases and spending cut to kick in. some government agencies are making contingency plans. here's that part of the story. >> preparing for the holidays is a reminder of something else just around the kosher, a -- corner, fiscal cliff deadline that is permanent here. >> i can't imagine funding being cut. it would be tragic. >> she is worried mandatory budget cuts would hurt food safety inspection. >> he was in the hospital for three weeks. >> she and her babies got poisoning from meat she ate while pregnancy. the cdc says contaminated food sickens 38,000 people a year, 3,000 people die. so the fda are charged with protecting the food supply. an 8.2% budget cut translates to a combined $157 million. >> there's no word exactly what cuts would mean to inspector staffing. >> both the fda and usda-already stretched thin when it comes to inspection activities
in just a moment. >>> first lady michelle obama read to children in washington, d.c. and a creature were stirring. [ laughter ] >> this is exactly what he does at home. he tries.... >> that creature is bo the obama family dog. she read the night before christmas to the children. that is it for this edition. for all of us here, i'm dan ashley. merry christmas. i hope you have had a wonderful day with your family and hope to see you again at 11:00 tonight. good night. [cheers and applause] >> hello, everybody, and welcome to millionaire. we continue to raise money for alzheimer's today, which is why this absolutely beautiful audience is wearing purple and giving such great support to all of our celebrities. thank you, guys. hoping to add to our total is best-selling author and one of america's favorite cooks. please welcome paula deen. [cheers and applause] >> thank
obama paid tribute as well, observing a moment of silence at the while the house. >> president obama announced a choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. its massachusetts senator john kerry. praising his qualifications saying his life prepared him for the job. kero served as chairman of the senate foreign relations committee and is a decorated vietnam veteran. he became a leading contender after susan rice withdrew her name from consideration last week.÷e >> time is running out.jw>z president says he's ready and willing to get a big package done by would accept a stopgap measure to avoid spending cuts on january 1. >> nobody can get 100% of what they want this, is not a content between parties in terms of who looks good, who doesn't. there are58=Ñ real world consequences to what we do here. >> the comments came after house speak year accused him of being less than truth bfl at approach to the negotiations. >> he wants more spending and tax hikes. he won't deal with entitlement reform and big issues facing our country. >> boehner says he ream ree mains open to nego
jars around the world. >> dear president obama, what are youalu÷ with you going to do about gangs? >> and mail to the chief. the thoughtful >>> his family calls it a mira ke. recovery of a young man in a month long coma after being shot in the head in san francisco. we told you about him at thaiflg. he took his first steps, today, vic lee visited him again in a story you'll see only on 7. >> benjiman had been going through physical therapy since coming home from the the hospital two weeks ago. the 21-year-old says he's doing the fine for the most part. >> can you try to jump forward a little bit? >> yes. >> his physical therapist says quick recovery is remarkable,,3 he still has problems with his function autos problem solving, sequencing events for your daily activities that, kind of thing. it's normally the most difficult to get back. >> just watching him doing this is amazing. tesa just came out of a tomorrowa about a -- coma about a month ago. shot in the head on the weekend after halloween. police arrested a suspect who has been charged with four counts after tempted murder,
to turn back to washington where president obama did speak today about the tragedy in his emotional press conference, talking as commander in chief and as father of two young daughters. here abc's chief white house correspondent jake tapper now. >> reporter: as flags were lowered to half-staff at the white house this afternoon. >> our hearts are broken today. >> reporter: president obama reacted not as a president, but as a parent. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> reporter: it was an emotional side of the president rarely seen in public. he repeatedly wiped away tears and paused to compose himself. >> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them -- birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: it was almost two years ago the president was called to be consoler in chief after a different act of gun violence in tucson where congresswoman gabby giffords was shot and six others were killed. >> we
's give ground. >> i think this time around, obama learned from his past mistakes and importantly, advantage that if he does nothing he's in better shape than republicans oor professor cane says congressional republicans holding middle class cuts hostage in order to force the president's hand. the problem is the g.o.p. cannot afford to carry out that threat and they're blamed for raising everyone's taxes in order to protect the rich and put republican party in a dark hole. >> mark, thank you. >> on wall street today, stock prices fell on concern the deficit deadlock here is hurting the economy. dow jones lost nearly 60 points. nasdaq slid eight points and s and p 500 lost about seven today. >> republicans in california are worried about the possibility of taxes going up because there aren't enough of them in sacramento to block it. lawmakers ushered in a new era today at the capitol. and nannette mirror rand wra reports democrats now hold all of the power. >> please raise your right hands, repeat after me. >> it begins with a reshaped legislature. giving them authorities to raise
that lawmakers may not lead us over that fiscal cliff after all. coming up next, president obama draws a line in the sand. we'll explain his plan for averting a tax hike. >> thank you for calling. >> i team reveals why a state agency is too busy to take your calls. >>> a late afternoon meeting brings progress towards avoiding the fiscal cliff. tonight abc 7 news mark matthews has been looking into the cost governoring over the live cliff. >> remember, last year it? was part of a deal to end the debt ceiling crisis. congress agreed to steep a spending cuts going into reduce the deficit. cuts now are just around the corner. >> the president says he's optimistic but did f.a deal can not be reached he'll tell hairy reid to introduce a fall back bill. >> put a bill making sure tax on middle class families don't goup, that unemployment is available for two million people z that lays ground work for additional deficit reductions and economic growth steps we can take in the new year. >> the bill, as the president calls bare minimum isn't what many hoped for, pushing off until next year, larger pron l
by parking control attendants. >> the obama administration today proposed expansion of two northern california marine sanctuaries. the decision permanently bans oil drilling along 50 miles of the coastline from son noma county to mendocino this, marks the largest planned expansion in 20 years. along with a ban on oil drilling other rules will go into affect including when cruise ships can release sewage into the ocean. >> scientists say they struck gold with a meetoite their found that was spotted by weather radar crashing down near the town.g1dc] scientists able to rush to the site and recover most of, one of the most pure samples of a primitive meteor they've seen and determine it fell at twice the speed of a typical meteorite. it was clocked at 64,000 miles per hour. causing the biggest impact on land since a meteorite fell in the sudan four years ago. >> some changes coming to our weather. a bit of a warm up. with that, comes rain. >> that is right. >> let's check out live doppler 7 hd. the rain moved in and we have our own radar. this is in combination with national weather ser
to be open but last friday, president obama granted federal workers their wish and made christmas eve a federal holiday. now people with morning appointments and travel plans in the next few days, they just got left out in the cold. >> it's a mess for a lot of people. if he was going to give the workers off he should have thought in advance so people could plan around it. all these people are stranded out on the corner now. >> dan: really a tough spot. especially for people who had done all the required paperwork and had been told to come in monday morning to pick up their passport that simple but it wasn't. >> carolyn: good signs for small businesses cashing in on the holiday season. some big retailers are staying open late to maximize sales. local mom and pop shops say they are doing good without that. it's the personal touch that draws customers to their stores. shop owners also say that loyal customers seem to understand spending locally helps keep the neighborhood economy afloat. >> dan: if you still need to buy last minute stuff and gifts out there, the choices are growing ever
nominated for the job, rice submitted a letter to president obama today predicting that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly. the president issued a statement accepting rice's decision, but noted the unfair and misleading attacks leveled against her. a spokesman for senator john mccain, one of her leading critic, said he would continue to seek all the facts surrounding the attack on the consulate in benghazi. rice's withdrawal gives massachusetts senator john kerry the inside track on the secretary of state job. >>> let's focus on to me's money matters for a home of the bay area solar company shines on wall street after slashing its offering a price in half. solar city of foster city went public with its stock today at $8 a share. it gained almost 50%. solar city don't make them, this install them and hope to benefit from plunging prices. the rest of the market went the opposite direction today. the dow jones industrials lost 74 points. nasdaq fell 21. the s & p 500 closed off by 9. general motors rolled out its 2014 pickups today. they had more -- they are mo
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